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congressman steve scalise who is still in critical condition after wednesday's shooting in alexandria. >> we've been hurt so personally by this. i mean, our staff works so closely with the house majority on whip. we could barely watch the news because it was so awful so to see the country come together like this is incredible. >> on the field just before the game started the lawmakers knelt in a half circle. scalise graduated from louisiana state university. the stadium erupt need a huge round of applause when agent bailey threw out first pitch p the democrats got a victory in a 11 top two victory. >> this is the fbi's vesting weapons purchased by the gunman and trying to piece together a motive. fox5's melanie alnwick is live from alexandria with
more. mel. >> reporter: good morning. monroe avenue here in the del ray section of alexandria as well as the area surrounding simpson field still a crime scene this morning though we dom expect perhaps some of this area will be released later today. yesterday the shooter's wife told the media that her husband said he was going to washington to change the tax brackets. now, the fbi and the atf spent a full day yesterday back out at simpson field conducting their investigation and collecting and documenting evidence after the terrifying shooting. capitol police say they believe that james hodgkinson had his guns legally a 9-millimeter handgun and a rifle. inside this white van he had been living out of since march investigators confiscated a computer, a camera and a cell phone. they continued to look into hodgkinson's social media interactions. four people were hit by gunfire. staff zach barth treatd the and released.
tyson's food lobbyist matt mika and congressman steve scalise remain in that critical condition and officer crystal griner is in good condition. scalise had another surgery last night and he's going to need more. washington hospital center says bullets damaged many bones and internal organs and he was visit the also yesterday by many of his friends in congress as well. also one other thing we've learned yesterday. of course we know that those two capitol police officers were here and are credited with saving the lives of so many others. we also learned yesterday that two alexandria city police officers also fired on the gunman. they were here and responded within five minutes. lie in alexandria, i'm melanie alnwick, fox5 local news. >> thank you very much, melanie. 4:32 right now and in the wake of the attack on representative scalise and others on wednesday, representative thomas massey introduced a bill that would recognize out of state concealed carry permits in d.c. he told fox business network that he wants to avoid a tragic situation
he says as soon as we step in d.c. or anywhere in the public we are unarmed and unaccompanied for the most part. >> developing news in the district. the man arrested with guns and ammunition at d.c.'s trump hotel is back in custody. investigators say bryan moles violated conditions of his release. pal doctor was arrested in may. he was released a few days later under the condition that he would stay out of d.c. according to the documents though moles was discharged run in a veterans affair facility in many georgia "against medical advice." they say he posted on facebook about yesterday's shooting at the congressional baseball practice. moles will be held until his trial. >> ♪ >> vice president mike pence has reportedly hired outside legal counsel to deal with the investigations into possible collusion between the trump campaign and russia. the washington post reports the vice president hired lawyer richard cullen who previously served as u.s. attorney in virginia. pence's decision comes less than
trump hired his own private attorney to deal with the russia probes. and it comes just one day after revelations that special counsel robert mueller is examining whether president trump attempted to obstruct justice when he fired james >> the president's son-in-law reportedly under investigation. jared kushner's finances and business dealings are being looked at by special counsel robert mueller. investigators are said to be looking into meetings kushner held with russian officials last december after at presidential campaign. >> senate republican leaders have set a goal for revising the healthcare bill. the lawmakers want the legislation brought to the senate floor by the end of june. despite that ambitious time line, there's still a lot to work out according to some republicans. including disagreements over medicaid. earlier this week president trump called the house version of the bill "mean." >> today president trump is expected to make an announcement about a policy shift concerning cuba. according to the white house the official goal is to stop the flow of u.s. cash to the cuban military and security servic.
thinks american money spent on that island has been funneled to the communist government instead of the cuban people t president trump wants to create new restrictions on travel and some on businesses as well. you could still book flights and cruises to cuba but you have to travel with part of a tour group and stay in approved hotels only. >> ♪ >> a controversial statement by maryland's top lawyer is garnering. allowing men to do so under same circumstances doesn't violate the federal or state constitution. his comments come less than a week since ocean city passed a public nudity ban. >> 4:35 is the time right now. we want to say good morning to you mike thomas. now, mike thomas i tweeted you yesterday morning when i was at the graduation of my daughter, shout out to my 13-year-old. >> congratulations. >> shout out to you. >> you're going to be at the father of a high schooler.
don't -- yeah. whew. >> those wonderful teenaged years. >> corners, yeah, don't remind me, don't remind me. anyway, i was talking about the weather and how it cooperated. >> yes. >> that's what i tweeted you yesterday how it cooperated at 8 o'clock in the morning. the sun hid behind the clouds. >> you got some cloud cover that helped keep things cool. humidity wasn't that bad, either. it won't be terrible today, either but we have a warm front on the way that will bring in more over the weekend. storm tracker radar showing showers off towards our west. around harrison burg there's a couple showers o reagan national 71, 69 at bwi. here's your planner for the day here in d.c. it's a cloudy morning. 78 by 11:00 a.m. by 2 o'clock scattered showers about 82 degrees. by 5 o'clock -- after 5 o'clock we could be looking at thunderstorms around the region. 83 degrees is about your
daytime high. that's your forecast. >> you remember forecast looks pretty less saint today. 4:36 right now. a problem in maryland. 50 inbound a crash right at 295. now that area tends to get a lot of congestion later in the morning. luckily right now it's so sparse we're not seeing any major delays. use caution around that intersection. 50 through bowie looks good. if you're heading out of town to the bay bridge maybe a little early start to a vacation at the eastern shore this weekend for father's day, well, traffic is looking good there. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. we'll take a full look at the rest of your commute in just a few. >> all right. coming up on fox5 news morning o-celebrities and lawmakers join forces as they call for the new creation avenue museum on the national mall. >> steve harvey is back in the news because of what he said to a resident of flint, michigan. at 4:37 in the morning.utside- hey, it's 71 degrees. all of us at fox5 want to honor all the dads out there. post a picture of you and your dad and we'll
>> ♪ >> time now is 4:40 friday morning and we're back with what's hot on the web, the stories you're engaging with the most this morning on social media. >> first on what's hot on the web deputy attorney general rod rosenstein warning americans about stories that come from anonymous officials. he says people should be skeptical on whether those stories are true. he made this statement during his testimony. although this statement didn't mention a particular story, the warning came on the same day as the washington post story citing an anonymous source reported that robert mueller was investigating the business dealings o
president's son-in-law jared kushner. >> its billing practices under investigation by the justice department. the company's stock fell about 20 percent. the company says their audit processes have not identified any significant deficiencies or significant erroneous cost chance and they are working with the government on this matter. >> also this morning, orange is the new black star diane gary rare row took a break from the small screen to join lawmakers on capitol hill. she's calling for them to create a national museum of the american latino through the smithsonian institution. senator bob menendez says he wants the museum to be built on the national mall beside the native american and the african-american museum. he said a bill has been reintroduced and has bipartisan support. >> listen to this. steve harvey facing criticism for comments he made about the flint water crisis. on the steve harvey morning show a caller calledly in saying cleveland doesn't deserve jack following the
the warriors. harvey is from cleveland and was offended. he told the caller "enjoy your nice brown glass of water. as you know flint, michigan's water has been exposed to lead. >> toss a way those flip-flops and try these stick on soles. the soles are waterproof and can protect your feet from the burning sand. an italian company created them and they cost about $33. >> i want a pair of these. >> pass. >> i burn my feet on the sand or on the concrete by the pool all the time. >> flip-flops, shoes, erin. >> yeah, bust just for the beach. >> flip-flops and shoes. >> just saying. i'd give them a chance. coming up, maryland and virginia join an investigation into possible opioid abuses bite nation's top drug companies. >> virginia governor terry mcauliffe answers more questions about former felons and their rights to vote. >> as we head to break here's a live look across the d.c. region. all of us at fox5 want to honor all of the dads out there. please post a picture of you and your dad using #fox5 dad
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doctors say he has improved but more surgery may be needed. the fbi has recovered the handgun and rifle used by the shooter 66-year-old james hodgkinson. hodgkinson had a valid license to carry. he was killed in the shootout with capitol police after injuring five people including congressman steve scalise. >> pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional troops to afghanistan. this decision comes just days after at defense department was granted authority by the white house to send addition in ally troops to the war torn country an official announcement on the surge is expected next week. >> britain's prime minister is calling for a full investigation into the cause of a deadly apartment fire in west london. this comes as residents say their concerns and fears of a fire were ignored for years. residents say safety problems were pushed aside because the building is low income housing. right now the official death toll remains at 17 people killed in that fire but britain's sun newspaper listed 65 people missing or
dead in that blaze. >> today jury deliberations in the bill cosby sex assault trial enter a fifth day. the jury told the judge they were deadlocked and the judge told them to get back to work. cosby faces at least 10 years in prison if found guilty. we say good morning to you and thank you so much for joining us. i'm erin como. >> and i'm wisdom martin. it is friday, june 16th. mike thomas giving us a quick update on the weather this morning. mike. >> yeah, let's get right to it t we could see some showers and thunderstorms later on this afternoon. let's get right to futurecast. we'll show you what you can expect and when you can expect it. 7:30 a.m. maybe showers around. we head into the afternoon it's mostly a quiet day until, say, mid to late afternoon and into that early evening hours. there you can see some thunderstorms bubbling up right around the 8 o'clock hour. one or two of those could be on the strong side with some gusty winds. your weekend, how's it looking? maybe some scattered thunderstorms saturday afternoon as well a mix of clouds and sunshine, though, warmer 88 for father's day sunday 92 degrees. all right, that's a check of the
erin back to you for traffic. >> 4:47 right now. let's see what's popping up on the roads. a crash in maryland 50 inbound at 295. not causing any major delays. just caution there. you can see the beltway inner loop and outer loop through largo looking good. problem free on 50 and 295 in riverdale park. let's forward our maps and show you what else you're facing this morning. quiet conditions top of the beltway. if you happen have to an early morning flight traffic on the way to bwi looking good. same story reagan national and dulles. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. and this morning president trump firing back at new accusations dealing with the russia probe. >> fox5's annie yu joins us live from the news room with more on this ongoing story. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, wisdom and erin. that's right, bombshell developments in the russia investigation. president trump is keeping busy on twitter as he angrily responds to reports that special counsel robert mueller is
obstructed justice. in a series of tweets the president said this. they made up a phony collusion with the russia story found zero proof so now they go for the obstruction of justice on the phony story. nice. you are witnessing the single greatest witch hunt in political history. crooked h destroyed phones with hammer. pleased e-mails and had her husband meet with the ag days before she was cleared and they talk about obstruction but some republican lawmakers caution that the president's tone isn't exactly helpful or accurate. >> it's not a witch hunt, no. i think that he's got a job to do. we all understand that. and i think it's in everybody's best interest if we let him do his job and we do ours. >> the series of twitter attacks comes as vice president mike pence hired his own lawyer to deal with the russia probes. this decision coming less than a month aft
pence has hired cullen. cullen is known for representing high profile clients. we've also learned the president's son-in-law is also reportedly under investigation jared kushner's finances as well as business dealings are now being looked at by special counsel robert mueller. investigators are looking into meeting with kushner held with russian officials last december after the presidential campaign. that's the latest. over you to erin and wisdom. >> thank you annie. new this morning, attorneys general in both virginia is that maryland are joining several others in an investigation into that opioid marketing and sales. a the group is looking into whether drug manufacturers played a role in creating or prolonging the addiction epidemic. opioids were involved in more than 33,000 deaths across the country in 2015. overdoses nationwide have quadrupled since 1999. >> virginia governor terry mcauliffe has agreed to tern
felons who voting rights were restored last year under an executive order. loudoun county jim plow man has been seeking the list since last april. he filed a freedom of information request. a settlement requires the governor to turn over that list. coming up, lawmakers on capitol hill continue their debate about states' rights when it comes to medical marijuana. >> and investigators search for the cause of a fiery crash near at the site of the u.s. open. >> we're going to do a live look outside right now before we head to break and all of us at fox5 we want to honor the dads out there. so, go get a picture, post it of you and your dad and use the #fox5 dads and we're going to be sure to share these pictures all morning long on air on television and give dad a special shout out. make sure you do that. >> michael jackson playing. >> and give him a nice gift. because you're looking at
>> some lawmakers fear that the trump administration may crackdown on cannabis care. the bill would allow patients to access medical marijuana in states that allow it without fear of prosecution as the drug remains illegal under federal law. >> amazing scene at the u.s. open golf tournament in wisconsin. a blimp being used for advertisement in the sky above the tournament crashed. the pilot survived wasn't flown to the hospital. no one else was on board. play at the tournament was not interrupted. an initial investigation reveals that the blimp may have experienced mechanical
problems before that crash. >> ♪ >> golf's u.s. open tees off today from erin hills in wisconsin. there's coverage all day on fox sports one then tonight and tomorrow night fox5 will have open coverage from six to nine clock. fox5 news from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. will air on wdca channel 20 both nights. >> if you want to check out the zip trip it's zip trip day. starts at 6:00 this morning t live in ashburn. come on out f one east hampton plaza. holly maureen and tucker going to be there. come out take some pictures with them, give them a hug, give them a kiss, shake their hand. enjoy the zip trip. >> and the rain should hold off, right? >> ♪ >> we hope. [laughter] >> i'll take it. i'll take it. >> the way you said that it wasn't a vote of confidence. >> not at all.
confidence in the weather department, we never do. >> oh, stop. >> there's a chance there could be maybe spotty drizzle this morning but really it wouldn't be that bad even if it does come through. most of the month, is dry. 64 to 72 before school. it's mostly cloud cover this morning. one or two showers but that's it. after school 79 to 83 degrees with thunderstorms rumbling through. i think this is the last day we're going to show the bus stop forecast because i believe most kids are getting out of school if not yesterday, today. your daytime high today 83 degrees. saturday a mix of clouds and sun a little warmer 88 but once again chance of pop-up storms later on during the second half of the day. sunday smaller chance of storms but much warmer 92 degrees. we keep the 80's around next week. very seasonal kind of week coming up for us. that's weather. erin back to you for traffic. >> right now roads are quiet on the way out to ashburn looking good everywhere except for 50 inbound in maryland. 295 still dealing with a crash but again volume is light enough it's not causing any big
we'll switch it over and show you a wide view of our friday commute where we're all green all good on the roads. no issues in crofton, 270 looks good, 66, 395 all pleasant. taking a break in safe track before the final surge this weekend. we'll have everything you need to know about your metro commute as well. if you have any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. >> 4:57 is the time. coming up, a lawmaker on capitol hill introduces a new bill to curtail d.c. gun laws. >> gop leaders in the senate say they're days away from unveiling their version of a new healthcare reform bill. >> we're going to go to break right now with a live look outside across the region. before we head to break we're going to say it all morning, all of us here at fox5 want to honor all the dads out here. here's what you need to do. post a picture of you and your dad, use #fox5 dads and we're going to share those pictures all morning long on television and you can tell dad there you are on television, dad, 82 your welcome. >> that's a nice father's day gift, right. >> it's okay but that n'